2017 Movies: England Is Mine (Trailer Song)
Jack Lowden portrays The Smiths lead singer in the upcoming unofficial biopic on Morrissey, England Is Mine.
Directed by Mark Gill, the film focuses on Steven Patrick Morrissey’s early years in 1970’s Manchester before he gains international fame as the frontman of The Smiths in the ’80s and later as a solo artist. Jessica Brown Findlay plays Linder Sterling, a Liverpudlian visual artist and close friend to Morrissey.
The trailer, inviting you to “meet the dreamer who made the world listen”, reveals some of the young Morrisey’s early struggles, starting with his desperate search for an artistic outlet, specifically a band. He finds Linder Sterling, frontwoman of Ludus, who motivates him to “take a chance”, and Billy Duffy (played by Adam Lawrence), eventual guitarist for The Cult. These two help Morrissey to pursue his passion by performing on stage and thus he meets Johnny Marr (Laurie Kynaston), a guitar prodigy with whom eventually forms, in 1982, The Smiths with bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.
The song used in the trailer is “Don’t Get Taken” by Acid Dad.
England Is Mine had its world premiere at the beginning of this month, on July 2nd, at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and is set for a wide release in the UK on August 4th and in the US on August 25.